WERTZ, Clarence
Clarence Wertz, 83, of Manns Choice, died Monday, November 17, 1980, at his home. He was born December 12, 1896 in Harrison Township, a son of the late Calvin and Amanda (May) Wertz. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Pearl Hillegass, who died in 1973, also by a son, a daughter, three sisters, and one brother. Surviving is his second wife, the former Goldie Logsdon, and these children: Harold E., married to the former Doris Hershberger, Floyd R., married to the former Vivian Helman, and Adrienne L., wife of James Fisher, all of Manns Choice. Eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive along with two sisters, Mrs. Nora Hillegass, of Central City; and Mrs. Edith Schrock, of Manns Choice RD. Mr. Wertz was a retired farmer, a member of the Schellsburg IOOF Lodge, and Manns Choice United Methodist Church. Funeral services; Wednesday, November 19, at 2 p.m. in the Mickle-Geisel Funeral Home in Schellsburg, with Rev. Stevens Burr officiating. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Manns Choice RD. Friends will be received in the funeral home on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Manns Choice United Methodist Church.
The Bedford Gazette, November 18, 1980

(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 23, 2013

WERTZ, Mrs. Myrtle McKenzie

Mrs. Myrtle M. Wertz, 82, Winchester Road, died Monday at the Cumberland Nursing Home where she was admitted March 11. She had been in failing health several years. Born at Rawlings, she was the daughter of the late George M. and Susie G. (Benn) McKenzie. Twice married, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Hoffman Llewellyn. Surviving are her husband, Walter W. Wertz; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel M. Umstot, Short Gap, and Mrs. Catherine A. Adams, Fort Ashby: two sons, Herbert M. Llewellyn, Springfield, and Milton W. Wertz, Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Blauch, Short Gap, and Mrs. Alice Blauch, Pinto; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was a member of the LaVale Mennonite Church and was formerly active in the Pinto Mennonite Church, where she had been Sunday School teacher 18 years and had been secretary-treasurer of the school. The body is at the George Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted at LaVale Mennonite Church tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. Curtis Godshall and Rev. Charles Shetler will officiate. Interment will be in Pinto Mennonite Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.
The Cumberland News, April 14, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2012

WERTZ, Walter Webster

CUMBERLAND - Walter Webster Wertz, 90, of Cumberland, died Monday, Aug. 2, 1993, at Lions Manor Nursing Home. Born April 14, 1903 in Meyersdale, Pa., he was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle M. (McKenzie) Llewellyn Wertz; one stepson, J. Robert Llewellyn and one stepdaughter, Ethel J. Umstot. Mr. Wertz was a retired master plumber for Walter N. Yoder & Sons where he was employed for 55 years. He was a former member of the Pinto Mennonite Church and was presently a member of the Mennonite Group. Surviving are one son, Milton W. Wertz, Cumberland; one stepson, Herbert M. Llewellyn, Springfield, W.Va.; one stepdaughter, Catherine L. Adams, Fort Ashby, W.Va.; two brothers, Samuel Wertz, New Jersey; Ralph Wertz, San Francisco, Calif.; one sister, Emma, of Pinto; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cresaptown, Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Thursday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. J. Merrill Rayner. Interment will be at Pinto Mennonite Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Donald Ward, John Loar, Bob Robertson, Gary Umstot, Lou Schultz and Charles Thuss.
The Cumberland Times-News, August 4, 1993
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2012

 WESLOW, Mrs. William Niner

06 Sep 1918 Mrs William Weslow, aged 87 years, died at the home of a dau, Mrs Henry Harris of Eckhart MD yesterday. A native of Germany, she was married twice, her first husband was Christopher Niner. She is survived by 5 sons and 3 daughters; Joseph Niner-Cumberland; Thomas, Charles, and Louis Niner-Eckhart MD; Frank Niner-Frostburg; Mrs Henry Harris-Eckhart; Mrs John Holtsnyder-Oakland; Mrs Martin Savilinski-Cumberland. Funeral and burial at St Michaels.
06 Sep 1918; Excerpts from The Cumberland Times ~ transcribed by Charles Often
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 26, 2011

WEST, Cyrus Ray

MEYERSDALE - Cyrus Ray West, 58, of Meyersdale, died unexpectedly at the home of his brother, Donald W., at Salisbury where he was visiting. He was a brother of Mrs. R. B. Johnson, of Indian Head, and Mrs. Lewis H. Deist of Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Evelyn Syndbor, of Baltimore. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at the Konhaus funeral home with interment in Union cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, January 9, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 26, 2011

WEST, Lemuel

HARTMONSVILLE - Sad indeed were many who heard when the news flashed over the phone that Lemuel West, son of William West, was killed by being run over by a wagon last Saturday morning. He was descending the hill at Wabash when in some way the front brake came loose, throwing the power on the hind brake and the lever broke, throwing him under the wagon, the wheel passing over his body, killing him instantly. Dr. J. O. Lantz was called, but too late to see him alive. He was 16 years old and a good, trusty industrious boy. Interment in Queen Point Cemetery, Keyser, Monday. W. H. Kight, was undertaker. The parents have the sympathy of everyone in their bereavement.
Keyser Tribune, June 20, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 15, 2010


WEST, Thomas Hileary

Mr Thomas Hileary West, the oldest practicing physician in Keyser, one of the oldest in the county, died at his handsome residence on Main St, Wed at noon, aged about 70 years. Dr West was in his office and attended his practice as usual on Tues, indeed, he went down to the county infirmary on that day to see patients, and took an automobile ride in the evening. He was taken ill about midnight Tues night, and lived only about 12 hours. He had had heart trouble for some time. Dr West was born at Swanton, Md. He was a soldier in the Confederate army and one of McNeill's Rangers and for some time was an army surgeon. At the close of the war he located at Keyser, then New Creek, to practice his profession, later he completed his course at a Medical College and returned to Keyser where he spent the rest of his days. He had a large and lucrative practice and was very popular with his patients. He did a great deal of charity practice. His first wife was Miss Francis Hennen, a sister to Mrs F M Reynolds and Mrs Obed Babb. Of that marriage five daughters are living; they are Mrs Clifton Kinsey and Mrs Harry Markwood of Keyser; Mrs Louis Millholland of Rowlesburg; Mrs C S Webb of Altoona Penn; and Mrs Earl Smith of Fairmont. Two sisters are living; they are Madames Ellen and Sadie Farrell. About six years ago he was married o Miss Lula Huffman, who survives to mourn his death. The funeral services will be held at his residence at three o'clock this afternoon conducted by Rev W E Woolf, assisted by Rev's M H Keen, M B Hambdin and C P Bastian. The active pall bearers will be F H Babb, Dr W M Babb, E B Reynolds, H C Reynolds, T T Huffman, Elijah Taylor The honorary pall bearers at the funeral of Dr. T H West this afternoon will be Drs J T Johnson, Rich'd Gerstell, W H Yeakley, L L Edgell, C S Hoffman, M R Bell, F M Wright, F L Baker and L F Scott; Col Geo T Carskadon, Messrs J T Carskadon, J D Gelwicks, J M Linthicum, David Long, Wm C Clayton, Sampson Taylor, H S Thompson, J E Patchett. The sudden death of Dr West was a shock to his many friends and cast a gloom over the entire community, a great many visitors are in Keyser today for the purpose of attending the funeral.
Keyser Tribune, July 14, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 23, 2010


WEST, William S.

MEYERSDALE — William S. West, 89, Meyersdale, died in Veterans Hospital at Altoona. He leaves two sons, five daughters, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
March 12, 1963, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 26, 2011

WESTERHUIS, Mrs. Stella M. Trappe

Mrs. Stella M. Westerhuis, Beacon, N Y, a native of Midlothian, died Saturday, Oct. 23 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Newburgh, N Y. She was a daughter of the late William Trappe and Mary (Tighe) Trappe. Her husband, Louis Westerhuis, preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Scannell, Beacon; Mrs. Therese O’Donnell, Maplewood, NJ; one son, Augustine M. Westerhuis, Beacon. Another son, Louis Westerhuis Jr. was killed during World War II. Also surviving is a sister, Sister Mary Martha Trappe, OSU, Ursuline Convent, Bronx, N Y, 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 26 in St. John’s Catholic Church, Beacon. Interment was in St. Joachim’s Cemetery.
Published in the Cumberland (MD) News, Saturday, October 30, 1982
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 18, 2017

WESTFALL, Mrs. Adeline Anna Bell

Adeline Westfall, 80, of Keyser, W.Va., formerly of Piedmont, W.Va., passed away Saturday, October 13, 2007, at Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home, Keyser. Born May 14, 1927, in Luke, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ivor and Anna C. (Shillingburg) Bell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest R. Westfall Jr.; a grandson, Jeremiah Westfall; two sisters, Elizabeth O'Brien and Jean Davis; and a brother, Ivor Bell. Mrs. Westfall was a 1945 graduate of Bruce High School. She retired in 1977 from Westvaco Corp, having been a Lab Technician. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport, Md., a member of Victory Unit #155 Ladies Auxiliary, a member of Kelly Mansfield Post #52 Ladies Auxiliary, a member of Westernport Senior Citizens, and a member of the Keyser Moose. Adeline was a gifted seamstress who loved sewing. She enjoyed giving away all of her work. She also enjoyed working with the elderly at Moran Manor Nursing Home. She leaves behind two sons, Gary Westfall of New Creek, W.Va., and his children, Jennifer and Julie; and Ernie Westfall of Fort Ashby, W.Va., and his children, Jared and Daniele Westfall; two daughters, Ava Bernardo and husband, Roy, of Short Gap, W.Va., and their children Walter and Adeline Bernardo, and Marie Greco and husband, Jim, of Burlington, W.Va., and children Amanda Wagnor, Ashley Cameron, and Joshua Cameron. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Christopher and Julia Arnold, Jacob Hale, Emma, Matthew, and Elizabeth Wagnor, and Scarlett Cameron; a special niece, Mary Kay O'Brien of LaVale, Md.; and two great-nieces, Sarah and Megan. At Mrs. Westfall's request, her body was cremated. The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Peter's Catholic Church on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Inurnment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
Newsbank: Waltham News Tribune (MA) (Published as Daily News Tribune, The (Waltham, MA)) - October 16, 2007
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 15, 2015

WESTFALL, Miss Susan Kay

Susan K. "Susie" Westfall, 49, of 21314 Donna St., Westernport, passed away Friday, July 22, 2005, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser. Born September 30, 1955, in Keyser, she was the daughter of Dora (Wilkinson) Westfall, with whom she lived, and the late Kenneth Westfall. "Susie" was a 1974 graduate of Bruce High School. She was a member of Christ Memorial Baptist Church, Westernport, and a member of Victory Unit #155 Ladies Auxiliary. Miss Susie, as she will always be remembered, was a 30-year volunteer substitute for the Allegany County Head Start Program. She was chosen as Volunteer of the Year in 1996, and was chosen as Allegany County's Most Beautiful Person in 2004. In addition to her mother, she leaves behind two sisters, Rhonda Westfall and fiance, Bruce Robertson of Lonaconing, and Dorie Jones and husband Rusty of Westernport; and a nephew, Zach Jones of Westernport. She is also survived by numerous aunts and uncles, and a special friend, Virginia Poland of Luke. The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Saturday from 7-9 p.m., and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Christ Memorial Baptist Church, Westernport, on Monday at 3 p.m., with Rev. Steffan Carr officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
Newsbank: Waltham News Tribune (MA) (Published as Daily News Tribune, The (Waltham, MA)) - July 23, 2005
(Courtesy of Charles Riend).
Posted October 22, 2015

WESTON, Mrs. Mary Lewis 

FROSTBURG—Mrs, Mary Weston, 91, one of the oldest residents of this community, died yesterday afternoon at her home, 102 Maple Street. She had been in failing health four years. Born in Eckhart, Mrs. Weston was a daughter of the late William and Ann Lewis. Her husband, James Weston, mine superintendent for the old Consolidated Coal Company died in 1930. Following his death, she resided with her son-in-law and daughter, Col. and Mrs. G. M. Mayer, at various Army posts in Texas, Puerto Rico and Colorado. After Col Mayer's death at Fort Logan, Colo, December 23, 1944, Mrs. Weston and her daughter returned to Frostburg to reside. Besides her daughter, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Fred Domdera, Accident, and two brothers Thomas Lewis, Eckhart, and Abe Lewis, Cumberland.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, January 8, 1948 - pg 13, col 
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)

Posted May 4, 2013

WESTON, Mrs. Mary Lewis 

FROSTBURG — Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Weston, 91, wife of James Weston, 102 Maple Street, who died Wednesday, will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p. m, from home by Rev. G. E. Lampier, retired Baptist minister. Interment will be in Percy Cemetery.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, January 9, 1948 - pg 14, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 4, 2013

WETMILLER, Miss Alice B.

SALISBURY, Pa. - Miss Alice B. Wetmiller, 82, of Castle Shannon, died yesterday at a Pittsburgh hospital. Born in Greenville Township, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Lydia (Weimer) Wetmiller. A former registered nurse, she had worked at the Vincentian Home in Pittsburgh, and was a member of Third Order of St. Francis. Surviving are a brother, Cyrus Wetmiller, Latham, N.Y.; three sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Waldo, Lancaster, N.Y.; Mrs. Margaret Knecht, Mrs. Grace Counihan, West Salisbury. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home. A Christian wake service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, West Salisbury. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 4, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 26, 2011


WETMILLER, Mrs. Christine A. Suder

BERLIN - Mrs. Christine A. Wetmiller, 87, of 213 Broadway, died Sunday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born October 17, 1883, in Deal, Pa., Mrs. Wetmiller was a daughter of Peter and Sarah (Deeter) Suder. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Wetmiller, in 1953. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Anna Twigg, of Cumberland, and Mrs. Sarah Housel, Meyersdale, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Johnson and Son Funeral Home here where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Randall L. Heckman. Interment wili be in Berlin IOOF Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, April 6, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 29, 2010


WETMILLER, Miss Eliza F.

SALISBURY, Pa.— Miss Eliza F. Wetmiller, 73, formerly of near here, died shortly after midnight today at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been a patient several weeks. Miss Wetmiller had been living at Grantsville, Md. Born April 11, 1887, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Lydia (Weimer) Wetmiller. She is survived by two brothers, Cyrus Wetmiller, Latham, N. Y., and Edward Wetmiller, Cochocton, N. Y.; and four sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Waldo, Lancaster, N. Y.; Mrs. Harry Knecht and Mrs. Howard Coulihan, both of West Salisbury, and Miss Alice Wetmiller, Woodville, Pa. A requiem mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a. m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, West Salisbury, and burial will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 8, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 26, 2011

WETMILLER, Mrs. Pearl Shockey
Mrs. Pearl Shockey Wetmiller, 44, wife of Samuel Wetmiller of Berlin, died Sunday afternoon at her home following a long illness. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Shockey of Greenville township. In addition to her parents and her husband, she is survived by two children, Robert Wetmiller, a student at State College, and Miss Bernice Wetmiller, at home. She was a sister of Howard Shockey of Meyersdale, Louis Shockey of Confluence, Robert Shockey of Glady, W.Va., Fred Shockey of Deal, Mrs. F.E. Sass of Boswell, Mrs. Earl Moore of Fairmont, W.Va., and Miss Mary Shockey of Tucson, Ariz. Services at the home in charge of Rev. C.P. Bastian, Wednesday afternoon. Interment in the IOOF cemetery.

Somerset Daily Herald, Tuesday, May 23, 1933
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 24, 2018


WETZEL, Mrs. Charles (nee Vossler)

Mrs. Charles Wetzel of Monessary, Pa (nee Miss Vossler) died on last Friday, Aug 9th, at a hospital at McKeesport, Pa. She was a daughter of Mr Emil Vossler of Maysville.
Keyser Tribune, August 16, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010



PATTERSON CREEK - Clark "Mike" Wetzel died yesterday in the office of a Fort Ashby physician. Born in Lewis County, he was a son of Clark and Lizzie (Camp) Wetzel. Surviving arer his widow, Mrs. Sally Beth (Wagner) Wetzel; two sons, James C. Wetzel, Charlottesville, Va., and William B. Wetzel, Baltimore; a daughter, Miss Julia A. Wetzel, Baltimore; a brother, Ralph Wetzel, Baltimore; and two sisters, Mrs. Lou Kelso, Ridgeley, and Mrs. Delph Wagoner, Springfield. The body is at the Guthrie Funeral Home, Springfield, and will be taken to the Fort Ashby Methodist Church tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. for services an hour later. Rev. Alonzo Harman, pastor of the Fort Ashby Charge, will officiate. Interment will be in the Wagoner family cemetery, near Fort Ashby.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 16, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 26, 2011


WETZEL, Claude Clark

Fort Ashby, W. Va., July 15 — Claude Clark Wetzel, 77, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Homer C. Wagoner. Other surviving children are Mrs. Ralston Kelso, Ridgeley, W. Va.; Clark Wetzel, Fort Ashby; Ralph and Henry Wetzel, Baltimore. He was a brother of Mrs. William McCue, Horner, W. Va.; J. B. Wetzel, Roanoke, W.Va.; and Thomas and Wade Wetzel, Huntington, W. Va. There are 11 grandchildren surviving.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 15, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 26, 2011


WETZEL, Henry J.

Henry J. Wetzel, 35, husband of Virginia (Adams) Wetzel, formerly of Fort Ashby, W. Va., died this morning in Baltimore, according to word received here at noon. He was a son of the late Claude and Elizabeth (Camp) Wetzel, Fort Ashby. The body will arrive here tomorrow and remain at the Stein Funeral Home until services on Thursday. Burial will be at Fort Ashby.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 16, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 26, 2011


WETZEL, Mrs. Sallie Bess Wagoner

A service for Mrs. Sallie Bess Wetzel, 83, formerly of Fort Ashby and Keyser, who died Thursday in St. Mary's Hospital, Leonardtown, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Rev. Alonzo Harmon will officiate. Interment will be in Wagoner Cemetery, Springfield, W. Va. Mrs. Wetzel was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Julia Ann (Hughes) Wagoner. Her husband, Clark Wetzel, also preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Shepherd College and had taught school in Hampshire and Mineral counties, as well as in Virginia and in St. Mary's County. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Julia Welch, 429 Essex Drive, Lexington Park, with whom she resided; two sons, James Wetzel, Charlottsville, Va., and William Wetzel, Oakwood, Va.; two brothers, Elwood H. Wagoner and Homer C. Wagoner, both of Springfield, W. Va.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be John, Fred and Loy Wagoner, Thomas and Jack Wagoner, and Carl Pownall.
The Cumberland News, August 13, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 21, 2010


WEYANDT, Joan Shaffer

Joan (Shaffer) Weyandt, 42, of Port Orange, Florida, died Sunday, November 9, 1980, at her home. She was born in Hyndman, December 6, 1937, a daughter of Leroy and Elva (Hutzell) Shaffer. Surviving is her husband, Eugene Weyandt, and these children: Rob Croyl, of Irwin, Pa.; Jeffrey Croyl, of Daytona Beach, Florida; Jonathan Weyandt, of Port Orange, Florida; Pamela Croyl, of Ohio; Debra L. Croyl, of Port Orange, Florida; and Sheila W. Weyandt, of Port Orange, Florida. One grandchild also survives along with these brothers and sisters: Arlynn Shaffer, of Cumberland; Terry Shaffer, of Frederick, Md.; Mrs. Jean Shaffer Phillippi, of Cumberland; Mrs. Doris Mortimer, of Bedford; Mrs. Nina Lee Fisher, of Warfordsburg, Pa.; Mrs. Pat Chirdon, of Cheswick, Pa.; and Mrs. Gertrude Taylor, of Granite, Md. Mrs. Weyandt was an employee of the International House of Pancakes in Daytona Beach, Florida, and had lived in the Hyndman area until six years ago. Funeral services: Friday, November 14, at 2 p.m. in the Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman, with Rev. Leroy Logsdon officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Bedford County Inquirer, November 21, 1980
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 20, 2010


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